November 18th, 2011
Eileen M. Bortner, 73, died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at her home in Auburn.
She was born on March 14, 1938, in New Bremen, to Adrian and Helen (Brewer) Greber, and they preceded her in death.
On June 24, 1989, in Churubusco, she married Jack W. Bortner, and he survives in Auburn.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys man convicted of murder has filed an appeal in his case.
Gordon W. Diggle III, who was convicted in April of murdering Steven Casad on Sept. 8, 2010, has appealed his conviction to the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima. Diggle was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges.
According to online court documents, merit briefs on behalf of Diggle were due to the court on Tuesday. A date for oral arguments in front of the panel of judges has yet to be set.
ST. MARYS — Tri Star Career Compact students of the Skills USA Club donated more than 3,800 items Friday afternoon to Agape Food Pantry as a part of the school’s annual donation.
Agape Director Kathy Bayless said the food will feed approximately 14,000 area residents in need.
“The need this year is so great,” Bayless said.
Bayless said this year, 21 area families have been homeless, and the need for food at Agape Food Pantry is great. She told the students their donation will make an impact on the lives of area residents.
ST. MARYS — Despite an increase in income tax collections in October, the city of St. Marys still lags behind last year’s totals.
For the month of October, the city collected $374,039.37 in income taxes — approximately $11,000 more than the $362,461.17 it collected during the same period in 2010. The figure also surpassed the $294,590.60 it collected in 2009 and the $297,333.48 it collected in 2008.
Friday Night's Local Games
Elida 37, Eastmoor Academy 10
WAPAKONETA — Elida sacked Eastmoor Academy nine times and a fumble recovery in the final 30 seconds of the first half helped lift the Bulldogs to a 37-10 win over Archie Griffin's alma mater in a Division III Regional Championship game at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta on Friday night.
A pair of Roughrider football players were named to the Associated Press’ northwest Ohio all-district first teams in Division III.
St. Marys’ D.J. Manning, a senior tailback for the Roughriders was named first team all-district. Manning a 6-foot, 180-pound senior, rushed for a school-record 2,070 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Roughriders. He set single-game rushing records for yards in a game and carries in a game for St. Marys.
The Minster Wildcats took the top defensive and coaching awards in Division VI in northwest Ohio in the Associated Press’ all-district teams.
ST. MARYS — Seniors from the county area received a lesson in how to read food labels as part of a presentation at the Auglaize County Council on Aging on Thursday.
Debbie Brown, a Family Nutrition Program assistant with The Ohio State University-Extention Office, helped the group of seniors at the ACCA dissect nutrition labels and what they can do to help their diets.
“Today, we’re going to talk about food labels,” Brown said.
MINSTER — Area residents will again have the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and food at the sixth annual Thanksgiving Fellowship.
Doors open at 11 a.m., and lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Knights of Columbus Hall in Minster. The Thanksgiving Fellowship meal includes several Thanksgiving classics, prepared by a veteran of the event.